V.I.S Sector -10, Dwarka organized a special assembly to commemorate the 139th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel also referred to as the “Iron Man of India”. The students of Senior Wing fondly remembered the immense contributions of Sardar Patel in uniting the nation during the time of Independence and narrated incidents from his inspiring life. They also took a 71 word pledge to solemnly resolve to make contributions to ensure internal security of the nation. The event concluded with a motivating address presented by school Principal Dr. Manisha Sharma on the tireless services offered by Sardar Patel who as the first Union Home Minister engineered the accession of 554 states to the Indian Union. Class-VI students presented an array of inspiring and captivating Posters, Collages, Paintings and Slogans. They enthusiastically represented the notion of “National Integration” with the help of paints, colours, brushes and vibrant chart papers. Class VII was assigned to make Jingles on National Integration to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The activity started with the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ pledge, followed by the Presentation by each class on the stage. The children were enthusiastic about the whole concept and took part whole heartedly and made this event a success. Musical instruments like Tabla, Guitar, Bongo and Congo were used. The children could bring out the essence of Vallabhbhai’s philosophy of United India.
A lot of research work was done by the children which gave them an insight into the life of the Iron Man (Loh Purush) – Vallabh bhai Patel. The inspiring skits enacted by Class VIII to carry forward the legacy of a United India left behind by our leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, reinforced the message of Unity amidst Diversity. The children pledged to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation. The great contribution made by the Iron man of India in India’s Unification during its Independence, the Kashmir issue, the need to have communal harmony and for Contemporary India to be united in voicing its concerns, were the issues depicted by the varied sections of class viii. The skits left the audience enthralled and spell bound. Classes IX and X actively took part in a “Run for Unity” organized by the Sports Department and the School Administration. The 2 kms run was lined-up by volunteers from the school. A little later, another competition was held in class where students wrote anecdotes from the life of the legendary statesman. The Head Boy and the Head Girl, Sarthak Anand and Shubhashree Dash respectively presented a PowerPoint magnifying the life and contributions of the Iron Man of India. The students of class XI were made to understand the importance of Sardar Vallabhbhai’s words “We have to shed mutual bickering, shed the difference of being high or low and develop the sense of equality. We have to live like the children of the same father.” His words truly hold good even in today’s context. After this fruitful discussion, a “unity quiz” was held. The students of class XII of Venkateshwar International School took part in a literary activity where in information on the life and times of the great leader was provided digitally through interconnected Smart Boards and newspaper articles. The students had to thoroughly read and sift the information and present it through a note making activity. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed and were inspired by the awareness about Sardar Patel, The Iron Man of India”.